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Glasgow, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Manual Machinist

Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


Manual Machinist 

We are now looking for a Manual Machinist to join our forward-looking team. The position is permanent. The preferred location for the position is in Glasgow, United Kingdom.


What will you be doing
As a Manual Machinist you will be focused on operating a wide range of Manual Machines from Milling, Turning Vertical Boring and Horizontal Boring machines.
This would encompass machining a wide range of materials and component types, working to engineering drawings and to a high tolerance of accuracy.


As Manual Machinist, your work will also focus on these responsibilities:

  • Machining of parts on assorted machines
  • Working with Castings and various metals
  • Reading and understanding engineering drawings and instructions
  • Use of hand and power tools, overhead cranes and measuring equipment.
  • Taking and recording quality measurements.
  • Maintaining a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Taking part in team and individual based improvement activities.


You will shine in this role, when you have:

  • Demonstrable background within an engineering environment, with experience of turning and milling techniques.
  • Proven ability to read and work from engineering drawings.
  • Collaborative team player, at ease communicating with colleagues throughout the business and via various means
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • A valid driver's licence is required for this role, due to the varied amounts of domestic travel.
  • The successful candidate must be eligible to undergo base line security clearance


We will be amazed if you also have some of the following optional experience:

  • HND/HNC Apprenticeship served qualification within mechanical engineering is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the Marine industry.
  • Forklift Counter Balance/Reach Licence


Why you and us

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


Contact & next steps

Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 15th of December 2021, by submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.

Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Andrew Phillip Account Manager, Energy Business through email: Andrew.phillip@wartsila.com  through email with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 

Please apply by 15th of December at 23:59 EEST. Our recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone.

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. www.wartsila.com/marine

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com.